Minimum Qualifications

We have a variety of openings and each has its own requirements. But these are the minimum qualifications for a new Salinas Police Officer:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application
  • Have a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Have a high School diploma or GED
  • Be at least 20½ at time of application and 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • Be able to pass the medical/fitness test, a thorough background check a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation, and a drug & alcohol screening test.

Learn more here.

 

Question of the Day

What can I do if there is a loud party in my neighborhood?

If someone is having a loud party in your neighborhood you may call the Police Department for assistance. When deciding whether to call the police you must also decide whether the noise is at a level that your peace is being disturbed. If it is, you next need to decide whether you would be willing to press formal charges in order to get the noise to stop or be turned down to a tolerable level.

Most often, the mere fact that you are willing to press charges will help us to solve the problem so that no actual charges need be pressed. If you...

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